Jewish and Israel Studies
The course will explore the history of Jews from biblical times to the eve of modernity, the transformations from "biblical Israelites" to "Jews". It will address stereotypes and presuppositions of Jewish life and
including -- what the historian Salo W. Baron dubbed -- the "lachrymose concept of Jewish history"--Jewish history as history of suffering. The course will illuminate experience of Jews whose lives, and deaths,
that they were active actors, rather than just passive victims, of historical events. The readings will consist mostly
of historical sources on Jewish culture, politics, economic activities, social and legal status, and the Jews' relations with non-Jews--Christians and Muslims. It is a lecture course, but student participation is expected.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture/Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST Grading Mode: Student Option
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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